Injured bald eagle rescued by officer in Potomac

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Montgomery Conty Animal Services Division Officer Jennifer Gill with the injured bald eagle. (Photo: Montgomery County Police Department)

A bald eagle is on the mend after it was rescued by a Montgomery County Animal Service Division officer Thursday morning.

Officer Jennifer Gill responded to the area of River Road and Riverwood Driver in Potomac after the Emergency Communications Center received a call for a report of the injured eagle at around 8:45 a.m.

After meeting with a resident, Gill located the eagle in the woods suffering from an injury that made it unable to fly. The officer wrapped the eagle in towels, and with the help of a Maryland Department of Natural Resources officer, the bird, which was named "Trust" by Officer Gill, was transported to the Owl Moon Raptor Center, a wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds of prey located in Boyds.

According to the Owl Moon Raptor Center, the female bald eagle had a left shoulder injury and had some internal bleeding.

In a Facebook post, the wildlife rehabilitation center wrote: